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  • Therapist

C. Evan Gillum

He/Him, They/Them

MA in Couples and Family Therapy Candidate

Graduate Clinical Intern




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Values & Philosophy

I am a therapist-in-training who is committed to providing affirmative care that attunes to the effects of the oppressive systems we live within. I practice within sex positive and LGBTQIA+ affirming frameworks founded on my background in the performance arts.

I am an openly queer, proud neurodivergent person, as well as a member of the BDSM and kink community. These intersecting identities and experiences not only inform my lens of positivity and empowerment, but are central tenets of my approach to psychotherapy. I support the transformation of the emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being of individuals, families, and communities beginning first and foremost with work on myself.

Having grown up in rural Kansas and transitioning to an urban environment, I recognize the unique traditions and experience of people who share aspects of that history. I am specifically attuned to polyamorous, non-monogamous, blended, and/or families who do not tend to comply with normative expectations. My previous experience as a teacher also involved working collaboratively with family systems and school systems. I advocated for personalized support, education, and empowerment for queer, trans and/or other marginalized youth, as well as their families. As a therapist, I carry this commitment to making our work matter.

Education & Training


Master of Arts in Couple and Family Counseling (MA)
Northeastern Illinois University, expected June 2025

Bachelors of Music Education (B.MEd)
VanderCook College of Music, 2013

Areas of Focus & Specialization

  • Burnout
  • Life and career transitions
  • Trauma
  • Oppression
  • ADHD
  • Chronic illness
  • Sex workers
  • Identity Exploration, Development, & Intersectionality
  • Depression, Anxiety, & Stress
  • Poly & Non-Monogamy Affirming

I Work With

  • Individuals
  • Relationships (triads, polycules, metamours, constellations, couples.)
  • Families (chosen & family of origin)
  • Children
  • Adolescents


  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Feminist Approaches
  • Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Body-based Approaches
  • Acceptance/ACT Approaches
  • Family Systems Perspective
  • Humanistic and Existential Lens